For these two Pakistani legends Younis Khan and Misbah ul Haq it is going to be their last international series. Younis Khan is just 23 runs of another big milestone. He is close to 10,000 runs and if he touches that mark, he will be the first Pakistani batsman to reach 10,000-run mark in Test cricket.
Right now, 12 players are featured in this club with Sachin Tendulkar leading this chart with 15,921 runs.
Younis Khan will get three Test matches to complete this milestone, Test series begins on Friday in Kingston, Jamaica.
Since his debut in the 2000s, Younis Khan has established himself as the backbone of Pakistan batting. Early in his career, he got support from players like Inzamam-ul-Haq, then Mohammed Yousuf and later he took the responsibility in his own shoulder. He has scored at least a ton in all the countries he has played.
He led Pakistan to a ICC World Championship title as well, in 2009 under his leadership, Pakistan won ICC World T20 in England defeating Sri Lanka in final at Lords. Younis Khan is renowned as a selfless player in Pakistan dressing room; his teammates consider him a true team man. His former teammate and Pakistan’ ace fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said,
Most of Younis Khan’s great performance have come under pressure. Out of his 34 Test centuries, five came in fourth innings of the Test match. His batting average of 53.06 runs per innings is highest among all Pakistani batsmen.
Despite being a good leader, he always struggled as a captain going by his captaincy stats. He got a chance to lead Pakistan and under him Pakistan had only won one Test match out of nine Test match he led.